ABOUT

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts exists to catalyze people’s creativity by engaging them in the dynamic work of diverse artists. Three inter-related activities enable the CFA to realize its purpose:

  • Supporting the research, public productions, and in-studio teaching needs of the departments of Art and Art History, Dance, Music, and Theater.

  • Leading inter-disciplinary collaborations and other initiatives that integrate artists into creative curricular and co-curricular initiatives.

  • Organizing powerful encounters between visiting artists and diverse elements of the Wesleyan community, the greater Middletown community, statewide, and regional audiences.


Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts is an artistic center housed within a physical complex also called the Center for the Arts. The eleven-building complex was designed by Kevin Roche/John Dinkeloo Architects and opened in the fall of 1973. By juxtaposing several highly flexible buildings, the architecture preserves the individual integrity of each of the arts while at the same time encouraging creative interaction between them. Undergraduate programs housed in the complex include Art and Art History, Dance, Music, and Theater, as well as graduate programs in Music. Performance and exhibition spaces include Crowell Concert Hall, World Music Hall, Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, CFA Theater, and Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please write to cfa@wesleyan.edu or call the Wesleyan University Box Office at 860-685-3355.